Adductor Pollicis Longus Strain in a Professional Baseball Player: Case Report and Review of Thenar Pain

Gregory J. Pinkowsky, John Roberts, Jeff Allred, George G. Pujalte, Robert A. Gallo

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Abstract

Thenar pain can represent a significant morbidity for a baseball player who relies on manual dexterity for gripping a bat and precise and accurate throws. While osseous, ligamentous, and neurovascular pathologies are commonly considered, musculotendinous injuries are often neglected in the differential diagnosis of thenar pain. We present a case of adductor pollicis longus strain as a cause of acute thenar pain in a baseball player. Adductor pollicis longus strains should be considered in any baseball player sustaining a hyperabduction force to the thumb.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)308-312
Number of pages5
JournalSports Health
Volume5
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2013

Keywords

  • baseball
  • hand strain
  • thenar pain

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Physical Therapy, Sports Therapy and Rehabilitation

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